laura in miami!

both jane and i were lucky enough to get some sun in florida (i was in miami and jane in fort lauderdale) last weekend!

here’s some of my fav pics from the weekend:

in search of sun
pink skies



recognize those shoes from our spring break shoes post?
10/10 would recommend novecento in miami
what i was doing while you were breeding by kristin newman is the perfect book for vacation- a must read!
i’m not a fan of the huge tent behind me haha


thank you for the great trip, mary, maeve, hannah, martha, and greta x2!!!

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past.

in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.


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thank you for following along!!

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1



the jean guide

hey, friends! hope everyone is having a very merry holidays. we have both been enjoying some time off to hang out with family and friends.

we wanted to share with you different pairs of jeans from around the web that we think are great!

the going out jean
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the saturday jean 
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the everyday jean
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the vacation jean
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the sports game jean
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the casual lunch jean
the relaxed sunday jean


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the destroyed jean
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the festival goer jean

random jams

here’s a few songs for your tuesday night- enjoy!

west coast// coconut records

she’s not me, pt. 1 &2// zara larsson

wasted years// maroon 5

i was wrong// arizona

tennesse// kiiara

hymnals- rac mix// grizfolk

wild love// gossling


three happy things!

lately, in my efforts to live summer to the fullest, i (laura) have been writing down three happy things that have happened each day. today has been great so i thought i would share my three happy things:

  1. my rookie yearbook came!! just sitting down to look through it now but i am so excited to see it on my bookshelf.
  2. it was 70 degrees and sunny today!
  3. i started work yesterday and it has been so much fun!  still learning new things but loving to get to know more and more about managing a retail buisness.

happy (almost) wednesday! don’t forget to add coming up with three happy things to your nightly agenda.

we’ve changed up our style…

and so should you! welcome to the new and improved distinctive style, we are still working out some kinks, but let us know what you think!!

here are five funky things to change up your style:

we love midi length dresses
copy kylie’s hair tattoo look
mix up your mirrors
perfect for a unique touch of color
try a two piece outfit!

five fine finds!

i popped into h&m quickly last weekend and was pleasantly surprised with what i saw.  although their clothes are cheaply made and you really have to pick through it, we like to go there for trendy pieces (because, hey it may go out of style as fast as it came in) that don’t break the bank.

here’s five things we like:

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bold shorts
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light purple jacket


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 cool swim top
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reversible bottoms
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 tassel top
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white midi skirt

monday’s music

happy monday, friends! turn these up & tune the stress out… it’s going to be a long week.

angela// the lumineers

i love kanye// kanye west

always/never // daniel ellsworth & the great lakes

feels (jai wolf remix)// kiiara

love is blind// låpsley

drive// oh wonder

i wear glasses// mating ritual

queens// misterwives

good as hell// lizzo

night like this// lp

call your girlfriend// lennon & maisy

like to love you// bean

tenuousness// andrew bird

follow us on spotify @janeandlaura 

a weekend away and spring break

over president’s day weekend, jane spent a weekend in the sun in naples, florida. she enjoyed laying by the beach, pool, and the warm weather. here are some pictures from her vsco.

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i was lucky to have hannah and abby accompany me.
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we made frequent trips to dunkin donuts because, unfortunately, we have very few around home.
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the weather was beautiful despite some winds across the beach.
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we took a few breaks from the beach to work on some school work.
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the helicopter flew over at just the right time making for the coolest accidental photo.

jane’s trip got us thinking about spring break, which is, thankfully, right around the corner. here are some internet finds that have got us excited for break.

links: shoes, sunglasses, swimsuit top, short sleeve white shirt, quarter sleeve shirt.